After you’ve been blogging awhile, you begin to develop relationships with other writer/readers. It’s a natural thing: when you “see” people on a repeated basis, you begin to know one another, like the person at the cubicle next to yours if you are working in an office, or the person who works the check out at your favorite market. These people achieve a certain status in your own social hierarchy.

I’ve been blogging for awhile now, and I definitely have blogger friends. I kinda/sorta treat these people a little differently when I comment on their blogs and vice versa.

One such person is blog friend Cindy. Cindy writes a very nice blog, where sometimes she writes practical things (this morning she posted a recipe), sometimes you writes inspirational things , and sometimes she just rants a bit. Sometimes, I make a sarcastic  comment on her posts. because I know she gets my humor and what I’m going at…

See, that’s just it: when you talk to someone for awhile, you know what you can and can not say…and you know who you can be a little snarky with…

So a few weeks ago, Cindy wrote a post that was a slight rant/commentary. And I posted a slight sarcastic/witty comment….

Except…

After I read Cindy’s post, I had gone back to “Reader” because her comment box wasn’t appearing at the bottom of the post (one of the offshoots of the recent update)

But…

And this is a really big but…

I clicked on the post of another blogger. A post I hadn’t read yet. A blogger that doesn’t post very often and I don’t know very well, and I don’t think I’ve commented on or received a comment from…

I left my slightly sarcastic, a little witty comment…

ON THIS OTHER PERSON’S BLOG

I realized my error the moment I pressed “Send”…

I hurriedly read the post I had just commented on…

Oddly…

My comment sort of worked with the content of her post…

But this blogger doesn’t know me or my penchant for sarcasm…

I was mortified…

Mortified I tell you…

And that blogger responded back….

And I think she was a little surprised but she replied back gracefully…

And I never admitted that I’d originally commented on her post my accident…

But there you have it…

So, my advice for the day is: when doing anything in WordPress, be super careful, because WordPress updates totally make you screw up…

If not for WordPress, I would never make an error…

 

57 thoughts on “How Do I Know You

  1. Well I have a story to tell about that, given I sometimes write things under a pseudonym…lol.

    Mistakes happen. I’ve made one big one but it was cleared up almost immediately because my panic-stricken response plus a backup email managed to salvage the situation. (omg)

    It’s good to have your blog email somewhere accessible. People can find you and email you in private if there’s a thing. Likewise you can find them if they have their email someplace available.

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  2. Have you noticed that the content font on your blog is suddenly smaller than it was. I found this to be the case on my blog and it seems to be true on your blog as well as others. This really passed me off because I’ve taken great pains to make my blog more readable. I contacted WordPress and after I refused to accept their bullshit response, the agent wrote CSS to make my content text larger. It doesn’t look as good as before, but at least it’s now more readable. Have you found this to be true for your blog? It might be the result of an iPhone update.

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  3. I have commented on the wrong post before and my comment made no sense and was not relevant to the post. It wasn’t rude or mean but just not applicable to the post I commented on. I put another comment on it, admitting & apologizing for my mistake and writing a pertinent comment on their post. They never commented back nor have I ever seen another comment or like from them on mine!! I have that talent where I can offend people without even trying!! 🤓

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  4. Oopsie 😶
    But look at the brighter side of it. Being weird is the new normal.😉 I might have done such a thing (or ten) when I was active on FB years ago (and not accidentally sending it to the wrong person). See.😁 #beingweird 😂

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  5. That could easily happen to me since I have several blogs open at the same time. I don’t like a full mailbox so I open each one to clear the mailbox and have 10 or more posts open at the same time. Fortunately, it hasn’t happened yet but thanks for putting it out there!

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  6. That is funny. I have been dropped several times by bloggers and then they asked for a password or the site did and then the next morning, I saw their blog. I have also had my comments not seen by the same blogger, Writer of Words and I thought I hurt her feelings…only to discover, she said it was a computer mistake. So far, I am good.

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  7. I’ve had a plumber visiting today to fix my central heating (long story), well Sunday evening my mother sent me a whats-app message ‘get of your backside and get that bathroom cleaned ready’…………. only problem is an hour later mum realised she’d sent the message to one of her VERY PERPLEXED friends? (age 88)……………. anyways we all had a laugh but you gotta be careful!

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  8. The upside to the story is that we are blogging buddies! 😊 Which is pretty amazing since i think I’ve told you about 5 times we can no longer be friends.. (I mean McEnroe..UGH!!!- How can we get past that?? HAHA😉)

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      1. You just keep talking- we all love reading it!!.. and nothing, NOTHING, you say could ever be as obnoxious as the stuff McEnroe said..😂..unless perhaps you post a collection of his “greatest hits”..now that would be something!

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  9. OK, so that was “mortifying.” It should have been funny. It was an accident, and you can’t take it back. It’s been said and seen. It’s out there. As adults I think we all understand what you are saying. What I don’t understand is why kids don’t get it. They continue to post inappropriate things that they can’t take back. Whoops! As I wrote this I realized that a LOT of adults don’t get it either. I don’t Tweet, but I have seen tweets, with comments, posted on news sites, and so many of the comments are disgusting and not reflective of either a high intelligence or a set of ethics that I would be proud to own. I realize I have just done a 180–we ALL need to watch what we say online. Your anecdote is a great reminder!

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  10. I understand! I hate how there is no “delete” or “edit” button for leaving a comment on someone’s blog. I’ve never posted on the wrong blog, but I have posted many comments with typos, or half-formed sentences that didn’t say what I really meant. And there’s no changing them. It’s embarrassing. I haven’t used the new block editor yet, but I think I’ll have to on my next post (which I haven’t written yet because I’m dreading it.) Blame WP all you want, because they’re the ones that decided to make blogging difficult in the middle of a pandemic when most everything else we enjoy has been taken away….why not take away the fun of blogging too?

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    1. I haven’t been forced to update it on my computer…yet….I am not happy about it at all. I know many are really struggling. Though, you and I post fairly simple things. We may be spared

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